Dear Way Families,
As our school year draws to an end, I want to thank you for partnering with us so effectively around student achievement and social/emotional growth. Wishing you all the best this summer.
Student report cards will be available online through MyBloomfield on Monday, June 18 after 5PM.
If you have or know of a family that has an incoming Kindergarten or a new student to Way, please be aware to enroll at the Board Office on Wing Lake Rd. this summer.
NWEA and Report Cards
Wednesday, June 13th your child's NWEA or Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test results came home in student backpacks or student folders. These tests determine your child's instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of reading, math, and language.
MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child took on a computer. That means that the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with our curriculum.
Your child's MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child's score compared to others in his or her grade. Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child's learning.
Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends. -Darell Hammond
Adam Scher, Principal